Trends in tourism

The 10th volume of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends proposes an interdisciplinary and dynamic investigation of the complex connections between tourism, society, and economy. The recent evolution of tourism, as well as the trends observable, are tightly connected with the transformation of society and economy, with both global and local evolutions.

Topics that might be approach range from micro-level to macro-level issues. Some suggestions might be:

  • the evolution of tourism and its determinants
  • tourism and digital transformation of business
  • the impact of tourists on host communities
  • managing new needs of tourists
  • the impact of mentality shifts on tourism consumption
  • the influence of world politics on tourism
  • new tools to attract tourists


Nevertheless, the discussions remain open and are not limited by the previous suggestions. Early submission facilitates the inclusion process.

Guest editors:

  • Camelia Gheorghe (IATA ATC Coordinator, School of Domestic and International Economy of Tourism – Romanian-American University)
  • Stanislav Ivanov (Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Varna University of Management)

Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic publication, launched in 2008. It is currently indexed in international relevant databases, such as Cabell’s, CEEOL, Ebsco – Hospitality & Tourism Complete, IBZ, Index Copernicus, ProQuest, Questia, or Ulrich’s.

Deadline: December 10, 2017



CfP: Tourism and Responsibility

JTCT CFP Tourism & Responsibility

Tourism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East

Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends invites academics and practitioners to submit their most recent research on the complex evolutions of tourism, in connection with the political, economic, social and cultural factors, in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.

Guest-editors of this special issue are
– Dr. Jeffrey Kantor, Ariel University, Israel
– Nedra Bahri-Ammari, IHEC of Cartage, Tunisia

Deadline for paper submission: 1 Sept. 2014

JTCT is offering an overview of the theories and practices in the tourism industry. The contributions of researchers around the world have been recognized by its inclusion in prestigious international academic databases among which CEEOL, Index Copernicus, EBSCO, ProQuest and others.


Tourism in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas: DDL: March 31, 2014

The next two issues of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends are investigating the latest evolutions of tourism in the Mediterranean region and the neighboring regions: tourism in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas (vol.7.1) and tourism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East (vol.7.2).

The main research question addressed in vol. 7.1 is how the evolutions of the social, political, cultural and economic climates in the countries around the Mediterranean Sea have influenced tourism. Noting that the changes in tourism in the specified region redirected the tourists towards the Black Sea, and considering the complex relationships between the two area, this issue of the journal also looks into the latest developments of tourism around the Marmara and Black Seas.

The guest editor for the following issue is Prof.dr. Simão Pedro Ravara de Oliveira (director of CET em Gestão de Animação Turística, School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)

CfP: Tourism in the Mediterranean


New issue announcement


CfP: Innovation in Tourism

The volume 6.1 of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends will be dedicated to innovation in tourism industry. The journal invites academics and professionals in tourism to send manuscripts for publication consideration until the 1st of February 2013. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Guest editor for this special issue is Prof.dr. Said M. Ladki, Prof. & Chair – School of Business, Lebanese-American University.

In the difficult times that world economies are facing, innovation is vital in order to attract clients and to be more efficient.  Innovation could encompass a large arrow of forms, from technological advancement to original approaches of business and clients. Articles for the next issue of JTCT could focus on areas such as:
– trends in tourism
– creativity in tourism
– use of internet in tourism industry
– sustainable tourism products
– unique destination planning
– innovation strategies in tourism

Additional topics and approaches are welcomed.

Deadline of submission: 1st of February 2013
Author notification: 25th of March 2013
Final acceptance of paper: 19th of May 2013

Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends is an academic, peer-reviewed journal, indexed in several major databases: Cabell’s, CEEOL, Ebsco, IBZ, Questia, Index Copernicus, CIRET, CNCSIS – B+ category and others.